Writing

Writing prompt #9

I'm trying something a bit different this week. Instead of an image, I have a sound that I hope will spark something for you. Click to play. Maybe close your eyes. Or eat a biscuit. That's what I'm doing. New to weekly flash fiction? Some folk and I

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My writing process (Q&A)

Thanks to Jodi for nominating me to talk about my writing process.   What am I working on? I'm writing a novel about an old man who lost his wife in a shell. It's a kind of magic realism cum love story cum dementia patient story that involves

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Writing prompt #8

We had some dark, dark contributions to last week's prompt, so I've tried something a little lighter this week (but that could potentially be less light, if you wanted it to be -- no fluffy kittens, I'm afraid). Have at it! Hello! Some folk and I

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Writing prompt #7

Hello! Some folk and I were talking on my Facebook page about flash fiction, and how it is super fun but can be hard to get started. So, to (hopefully) help your writing brain warm up, I’m going to put up a weekly writing prompt. There’s no pressure to

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Writing Prompt #6

Hello! Some folk and I were talking on my Facebook page about flash fiction, and how it is super fun but can be hard to get started. So, to (hopefully) help your writing brain warm up, I’m going to put up a weekly writing prompt. There’s no pressure to

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Flash Fiction – Judith’s birthday

This is my contribution to this writing prompt. Her cancer began as a disturbance on the surface. Pressing and prodding and six months of chemotherapy and her own chair in the ward next to Prostate Cancer Jack (6-12 months) and Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Meghan (80% chance of

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Writing Prompt #5

Hello! Some folk and I were talking on my Facebook page about flash fiction, and how it is super fun but can be hard to get started. So, to (hopefully) help your writing brain warm up, I’m going to put up a weekly writing prompt. There’s no pressure to

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Flash fiction – Jungle

From this writing prompt He weaves in and out of the dying evening, the daylight hustling, the sun disjointed on the horizon. There is nothing here that will satisfy him, that will fall into his belly in all of its completeness and warm him, and hold

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Flash Fiction – Behind the skips

From this writing prompt. I catch the bus for fifty minutes and Luke's there waiting at the terminal when we pull in. 'You're late,' he says, like it's my fault, and I tell him I'm sorry but he just shrugs and says, 'Means we'll only have

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Writing prompt #4

Hello! Some folk and I were talking on my Facebook page about flash fiction, and how it is super fun but can be hard to get started. So, to (hopefully) help your writing brain warm up, I’m going to put up a weekly writing prompt. There’s no pressure to

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